[photopress:guangzhouShenzen_railway.jpg,full,alignright]With China’s strong focus on railways ten leading rolling stock firms made a historic leap in the production level of rolling stock. The Ministry of Railways says the industry has benefited from large-scale technological imports and formed an industry group of rolling stock makers.
Zhuang Shuguang, deputy chief engineer of the ministry and director of its Transport Administration section, gave a list of who is doing what with what. It probably is only of great interest to railway fanatics and people working in the area but it is a most impressive list of achievements.
Changchun Railway Vehicles used the technology of Alstrom for turning out the CRH5-type multiple-unit trains to operate in the northeastern rail routes.
Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock used Kawasaki technology to make the CRH2-type multiple unit trains to operate the Nanjing-Shanghai Railway and the Tianjin-Pukou Railway.
The Qingdao BSP firm used some of the technology of Bombardier of Canada for making CRH1-type multiple unit trains to operate in Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway.
Tangshan Railway Vehicles used the Siemens technical-how to make the CRH3-type multiple unit trains to operate in the Beijing-Tianjin Railway in 2008.
Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Mill was assigned the technology of Toshiba and U.S. EMD Corporation to make CRH3-type big-power electric locomotive and the harmony-type internal combustion locomotive.
Datong Electric Locomotive adopted the technology of Alstrom to make CRH2D-type, big-power electric locomotive, which will be used in coal-transporting routes.
Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive has adopted the Siemens technology for making the CRH2Z, big-power electric locomotive, which is now in operation.
Qishuyan Rolling Stock Mills use the technology of General Electric to make CRH-type big-power and the harmonious-type internal combustion locomotives.
China now owns the core-technology to make locomotive unit trains and bi-power electric locomotives. It has made massive strides forward in this area and is producing rolling stock to suit China’s many needs.
Source: People’s Daily Online
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